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Old City Riga (Vecriga)

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Address: around Maza Pils iela, Riga, Latvia
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This charming maze of narrow and crooked cobblestone streets is filled with...

This charming maze of narrow and crooked cobblestone streets is filled with a mixture of architectural styles including Nordic, Gothic, Renaissance, baroque and Jugendstil, plus such historic sites as the 13th-century Riga Castle, St. Peter's Church, the Swedish Gate and the Freedom Monument.

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Nice walk

Nice architecture, lots of small caffes. I visited winter time but can't wait when I can go back for summer.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice architecture, lots of small caffes. I visited winter time but can't wait when I can go back for summer.

Essen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is winter time and everything is a little bit darker than in summer. But the old town of Riga is worth a visit all the time. It is nice and very easy to walk to all important placs you like to see. We love to stay here. It is cute and calm. To si and relax, enjoy a coffee... More 

Settle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Riga Old Town is a lovely place to wander around, shop, eat, drink, sight see. It's a pretty old town with some great bars and restaurants. And it's perfectly safe day or night. Easily accessible from all areas of Riga and less than 20mins from the airport. Can't wait to return.

Haifa, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Old Riga is a small (about 1km square) place with an enormous density of architectural/historical landmarks. Gothic, baroque, Art Nouveau, cathedrals, fortification tower, mansions, whatever. Absolutely must see. Can't even describe all the charm of wandering here in winter at night. And when/if you are cold or hungry or tired - after midnight you'll find a lot of options from... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Old Riga, while not big, is very attractive. Visiting in winter adds a little something I feel. There's a nice mix of western/balkan europe with the Russian influence. Old Riga has lots of little shops and corners to take pictures, some nice bars, and statues to check out.

Bicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of lovely little side streets and a couple a big squares, cobbles streets and little nooks. The "old town" is very touristy worth a visit.

New Mills, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely friendly city. Lots of interesting places to visit. The people are the friendliest we have ever met and almost everyone speaks perfect English. We did not use public transport as we found everything within easy walking distance. Lots of variety of food establishments to suit all tastes and pockets. Must visits should be the Ghetto museum... More 

Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice city to visit for a few days. A beautiful old town center to wander around, friendly people who speak English most of the time. A nice collection of restaurants and pubs too.

Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice old town with many restaurants and shops.Lovely architecture.Christmas time is nice! Most people speak English in this area.

Novi Sad, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice buildings, many people, good for a walk, espessialy when there are Christas markets, loved the place...Eat something good here and try Riga Balsam :)

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